Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles Book 1), Paperback Book

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles Book 1) Paperback

Part of the The Lunar Chronicles series

4 out of 5 (6 ratings)

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A forbidden romance.A deadly plague.Earth's fate hinges on one girl . . .CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg.

She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness.

But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation.

Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal.

Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future.This is not the fairytale you remember.

But it's one you won't forget.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780141340135

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I don't know what kept me from reading this book for so long. It was always on my radar, but I finally got around to it, and I loved it so much!I wasn't sure what to expect with the whole cyborg thing, but I found it so fun to read about. I absolutely loved the whole idea of the Lunar people living on the moon, and the plague they caused and the evil Queen who rules the people by making them think she's the best. It was just awesome.I really enjoyed Cinder and Prince Kai's relationship. I found it really cute and fun, as well and Cinder's android. She had a very spunky attitude. I also really like the mystery, even though I figured it out pretty early on. That was the fun part, figuring out the mystery, and then reading that I was right all along.

Review by
5

Ok this book was just brilliant. Slightly incredibly predictable but it didn't matter. The imagination Marissa Meyer has is extraordinary and I loved every second I spent reading Cinder. The characters were amazing and larger than life. The only thing that bugged me but not enough for me to not give this 5 stars is that I couldn't envision Iko, I just didn't get what she looked like but I will reread the Iko bits in case I missed anything! Waiting for Scarlet to arrive in the post :)

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4

I had a good time reading this book. I wanted to know what happens next. I liked most of the characters, even the "evil" ones. I read the book as if it were not a retelling of anything. I think it has its own feet, it runs well (ha!), no need to compare, have expectations. The actual fairy tale is not my favorite, so I preferred to think of it this way. <br/><br/>My one main complaint is similar to what someone else pointed out; they said it took too long for Cinder to get it. I feel that it would be understandable for a teenage girl who has daily normal worries like "deal with oppressive stepmother" and "crush on crown prince!" not to really get much. Teenagers tend to be in their won worlds, unable to focus on much else outside. But why did it take the royal doctor that long to act on the information he finally had? This, I did not understand. I figure, if it were me, I would have acted a lot sooner. Granted, things happen pretty quickly, and one can argue the doctor had his hands full, but still...<br/><br/>I liked that Meyer did not try to overwhelm with detail. I liked that she did not swamp the story with pages of descriptions of New Beijing in dystopian future. I liked that it was about a girl with chores, a job, just a few friends, a talent, a dim future. It is not really about cyborgs and such. It is about a teenage girl, coming of age of sorts. In this way, it reminded me of parts of Bone (Jeff Smith). I am saying all this, because I think most of the disappointment with this book is because people had rather different expectations. This, I suspect, is the direct consequence of the marketing strategy that seems to have been used when the book came out. <br/><br/>Recommended for those who like underdogs, aggressive politicians, and maybe those with a foot fetish.

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3

This is an obvious case of how having very high expectations of something sucks.<br/>Cinder is a fairytale retelling of Cinderella, only in the future, and Cinder doesn't go to the ball in a pumpkin, but in a car from our own days. And she's a cyborg. And part of her is a robot. And there's no godmother. But the mean stepsisters and stepmother are in the scene aswell, followed by the awesome prince Kai who is fascinated by Cinder for like - absolutely no reason.<br/>I loved the setting this was put in. The main plot is without a doubt, a breathe of fresh hair and originality. This was probably the book I was most excited to read - like - ever. Because it touches a subject I, as a child, and even now adore. Fairytales. The Disney princesses were a huge part of me growing up, and when I hear about a story set in the future with robot Cinderella, I must read it. The beggining didn't motivate me one bit. If I wasn't so eager to actually give it a go I would have probably dropped the book. I started getting into it after a while. I got used to the writing style and managed to follow the narrative, which sometimes would surprise me but at others bore me. And I must admit, throughout the whole book, you just know what will happen. YOU KNOW.<br/>Cinder wasn't much of a likeable character, not to me at least. Her attitude regecting everything around her was getting on my nerves. Don't escape Cinder. Stand up for yourself. Don't constantly weep (although she couldn't, I know that's all she would have done). I believe in you. You have potential...<br/>There were good aspects, of course. So much creativity was put into the story, it's just a shame it maybe wasn't handled the best way. Nevertheless, I can't wait to order the following book in the series, Scarlett. This series has much more to give and I can't wait to take a look at all the new adventures!

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3

This is an obvious case of how having very high expectations of something sucks.<br/>Cinder is a fairytale retelling of Cinderella, only in the future, and Cinder doesn't go to the ball in a pumpkin, but in a car from our own days. And she's a cyborg. And part of her is a robot. And there's no godmother. But the mean stepsisters and stepmother are in the scene aswell, followed by the awesome prince Kai who is fascinated by Cinder for like - absolutely no reason.<br/>I loved the setting this was put in. The main plot is without a doubt, a breathe of fresh hair and originality. This was probably the book I was most excited to read - like - ever. Because it touches a subject I, as a child, and even now adore. Fairytales. The Disney princesses were a huge part of me growing up, and when I hear about a story set in the future with robot Cinderella, I must read it. The beggining didn't motivate me one bit. If I wasn't so eager to actually give it a go I would have probably dropped the book. I started getting into it after a while. I got used to the writing style and managed to follow the narrative, which sometimes would surprise me but at others bore me. And I must admit, throughout the whole book, you just know what will happen. YOU KNOW.<br/>Cinder wasn't much of a likeable character, not to me at least. Her attitude regecting everything around her was getting on my nerves. Don't escape Cinder. Stand up for yourself. Don't constantly weep (although she couldn't, I know that's all she would have done). I believe in you. You have potential...<br/>There were good aspects, of course. So much creativity was put into the story, it's just a shame it maybe wasn't handled the best way. Nevertheless, I can't wait to order the following book in the series, Scarlett. This series has much more to give and I can't wait to take a look at all the new adventures!

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